Teacher Effectivness Legislation – How Do The States Stack Up?

To help get a sense of the different laws dealing with teacher quality passed in the last few years Bellwether took a look at some of the key ones in CO, FL, IN, IL, and TN.  We’re making the analysis public and you can get it right here. Keep in mind that we’re looking at the laws themselves, not implementation so it’s possible that a good law could be implemented poorly or that skillful state officials could make a poorly designed law work well in practice with some implementation fixes.

That said, this month’s Education Insider asked policy insiders about the biggest risk of these laws and 79 percent said the biggest risk was that the ambition of these new laws outstrip the technical know-how of the field today.

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